The middle school (Division B) team for St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Apex took first place overall at the Durham Regional Science Olympiad competition this spring.
They were one of only two teams selected to move on to the state competition, and they won the Spirit Award at the regional for their sportsmanship and enthusiasm.
The team members were Julia Agius, Avery Ang, Britney Bartos, Alex Biega, Julia Connor, Emma Fazio, Meredith Frewerd, Francisco Irizarry, Matthew Kasberg, Stephen Kubik, Christopher Labaza, Nicholas Labaza, Aine Lynch, Andrew Miskimon, Maria Mutka, Olivia Parker, Henry Qubeck, Keegan Reeve, Zach Rishel, Matt Schiff, Logan Schlueter, Cassidy Thibault, Laurel Thomas and Mark Whalen.
At the state competition, the team finished 14th overall with eight medals. Mark Whalen and Avery Ang earned a first place medal in the Boomilever competition.
St. Mary Magdalenes Division A team (grades 3-6) also took the top spot at a regional tournament the Raleigh Charter Regional in April.
The Division A team members were Kaitlyn Bartos, Alex Biega, Cambridge Bui, Jack Connor, Julia Connor, Caitlin Dini, Kristina Frewerd, Kristin Glielmi, Isabella Hinz, Francisco Irizarry, Matthew Kasberg, Jacob Labaza, Lea Lambert, Cole Miller, Ethan Miller, Andrew Miskimon, Olivia Parker, Sophia Parker, Kayla Pham, Sophy Romero, Ed Schiff, Jack Snow, Megan Snow, Sarah Thomas and Rachel Whalen.